Chicken Fried Rice for Four Recipe

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Who would imagine fried rice could be light? But it is! “This is an easy meal that can be fixed from second-day rice, chicken and vegetables,” Deborah Knobel explains from Fort Collins, Colorado.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cups cold cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 325 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 854mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the egg whites, egg and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a large nonstick skillet or wok coated with cooking spray, cook the egg mixture over medium heat. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. When the eggs are set, remove and cut into 1-in. pieces; keep warm.
  2. In the same pan, stir-fry the onion and garlic until tender. Add vegetables; cover and cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes or until no longer frozen. Stir in the chicken, soy sauce and remaining salt; cook for 1 minute. Add rice; stir-fry for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Add eggs; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fried Rice in Light & Tasty October 2005, p7

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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hbaseley User ID: 3311639 226618
Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"This was really good. I did use leftover rotisserie chicken, brown rice and ended up adding two more TBS of soy sauce and a little garlic powder. Nice to find a healthier option for chicken fried rice and my whole family enjoyed it."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 225797
Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"I had some leftover rice and decided to try it in this recipe. It was very good and even though I cooked my chicken in olive oil it would also be a good way to use leftover chicken. Will definately make it again when I have leftover rice!"

Remenec User ID: 6059530 206331
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"This was a tasty recipe that my whole family enjoyed-even my two picky children! I used a precooked rotisserie chicken, instead of the chicken breast. The chicken was was tender and easy to shred. I also used two whole eggs in place of the egg whites. I added brown rice for an authentic flavor."

ConnieK User ID: 282614 55670
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"This was very close to authentic fried rice. I cooked the rice beforehand so this recipe came together very fast. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!"

skooter941 User ID: 1513300 136507
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"This was so close to a restaurant taste but far healthier for you! We used brown rice and maybe half the salt. Also used olive oil instead of cooking spray (just because we like olive oil) and carmelized the onions slightly. If we'd have had some bamboo shoots, it would have a perfect restaurant substitute! Thanks for the great recipe!!"

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